The government has set in motion a programme to drill nearly 2000 boreholes to deal with water challenges in rural areas.
Cabinet has already approved ZWL$1.1 billion for the borehole project.
According to government its aim is to have drilled 44 600 boreholes by 2025.
The Presidential Rural Horticulture Scheme will oversee the construction of the boreholes.
1800 boreholes will be drilled this year out of a target of 9600.
A state publication stated that, “government is targeting three boreholes per ward.”
Agriculture Minister Masuka has said, “we will not stop until our communities are capacitated.
“The President’s vision is very clear and like he always says failure is not an option.”
Urban and rural parts of the country have continued to face water challenges over the years.
However, experts have cited a shortage of dams and infrastructure as the reason.
Some of the planned dams, such as Kunzvi, have been stagnant for decades.
This inability to harvest water has resulted in the constant challenges.